President Biden took jabs Monday at former President Trump while fundraising in his predecessor’s former hometown, New York City.
Biden hailed his own work on infrastructure investments through signing the bipartisan infrastructure law in 2021. And, he said “infrastructure week” became a “joke” during the last administration.
“He didn’t build a damn thing,” Biden said in remarks at a Black Economic Alliance event. “Not a damn thing.”
Biden has frequently quipped that infrastructure week was nothing more than a punchline during the Trump administration. When the $1 trillion infrastructure law was signed, Biden said it was “finally, infrastructure week!”
Infrastructure week has been a fixture in the political lexicon for years, starting from when Trump held a week of events in 2017 aimed at ramping up support for a trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal. The week was overshadowed in part because of high-profile testimony on Capitol Hill from former FBI Director James Comey after Trump had fired him.
Meanwhile, Trump is known for his real estate prowess in Manhattan and being behind some notable buildings that have his name prominently displayed on them.
Biden is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, which he is set to speak at Tuesday.
Trump is the current front-runner in the GOP presidential primary, setting up for a likely Biden-Trump rematch in the 2024 election.
Source: The Hill